A performance is born

by Henrik October 7, 2011
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This saturday, the Győri Ballet company is presenting the performance “La Vie En Rose”, choreographed by Ben van Cauwenbergh, for the first time. Which means the dancers are working day and night this week, grinding the last steps down to a best possible result – the performance. But what is else happens in the theatre [...]

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Old School

by Henrik September 19, 2011

One of the points where ballet has taken a lot of criticism is on being too conservative. From some points of view, the critique is absolutely called for – ballet can renew itself on several fields to become more modern, up-to-date, relevant and interesting (for example how I commented on ballet companies complete lack of [...]

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Social Media – business or pleasure?

by Henrik August 23, 2011
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As you might remember, I wrote a post on how me joining twitter changed the whole way I hear about news and happenings in the world of dance. Twitter remains my number one source of information, and a great resource both as an audience member, a dancer, and an author. Lately however, I have become [...]

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Dance Gazette, issue 1 + 2

by Henrik August 19, 2011

Earlier this year I was contacted by the people of the renown Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their newly “refurnished” magazine, the Dance Gazette. Celebrating their 90th anniversary in 2010, the British Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organizations. [...]

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All play and no work…

by Henrik August 11, 2011
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Summer is about to end, and I sense a light in the end of the tunnel. The season is about to start. The everyday routine is coming back shortly, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. Not that I don’t like summer, or vacation for that matter. Oh no, I love it! In the [...]

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Interview with me on All Around Dance.com

by Henrik August 5, 2011

Hi there, dear readers. I know it’s been quiet a while and I know you are all eagerly awaiting new posts from TnT. Let me assure you, they are coming, I just need a little vacation, too, not to mention time to prepare for my new job, new city and new all.. Anyway, as the [...]

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How to keep in shape during summer

by Henrik July 6, 2011
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Oh, the summer holiday. It’s a bliss for the tired dancer, you sleep in, let the ballet shoes rest a while and work on your tan, right?! Summer sure is a great time. But just as morning always comes after a great party, the season is bound to start again before you know it, and [...]

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Tights and Tiaras, the season finale

by Henrik July 2, 2011
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Theaters around the world are working in seasons, often following what is known as the school year, with the ‘year’ typically starting in August, and ending at the end of June. As we have reached the end of this years season, I thought I’d do a little summary – the 2010/11 season has been a [...]

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The irony of the rehearsal

by Henrik June 28, 2011

Some of the dancers in my new company, the Győr  Ballet Company, are really good! I mean, they are all good dancers! By the way, I think the level here in Győr is more equal than in most of the companies I know – they have a very strong corps, with lots of able dancers. [...]

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Why being unemployed is worse for a dancer than it is for you

by Henrik May 30, 2011

As I keep telling you nowadays, I have just recently joined the Győr Ballet after a period of being unemployed. The reason I keep repeating myself is simply because I am so happy, just writing down the sentence makes my day! Because people, dear readers, dear friends: to use an expression suitable for the situation: [...]

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What you can learn from watching your colleagues

by Henrik May 23, 2011

If you are following Tights and Tiaras on social media, you might already have heard that I quite recently joined the Győri Ballet company in Hungary, and are just getting started in the theatre that will be my home for the foreseeable future. In other words, I could have just sat down and written the [...]

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3 good reasons you should have signed up for the Tights and Tiaras newsletter months ago

by Henrik May 17, 2011

There are few things all my readers agree on. What pointe-shoe to wear, if male dancers should have a beard or not, who is the best dancer in the world – the discussion is going in the comments on posts all over Tights and Tiaras. But one thing, pretty much everyone tend to agree on: [...]

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